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Old September 16th 10, 01:54 PM posted to,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc
Duane Hebert[_2_]
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Default Why does Lidditism™ correlate with kill-filing announcements?

"Tom Sherman °_°" wrote in message ...
The careful observer of will notice that almost all of those who announce that they are using kill-files on
particular posters are also in the Liddite™ camp. The observer will also note that these kill-filers are prone to posting
(incorrect) authoritarian announcements of opinion on the effectiveness of bicycle foam hats as fact. The fervor with which they
proclaim their beliefs in expanded polystyrene hats, makes clear that this is a matter of faith, and this Liddite™ fundamentalism
leads them to reject facts to the contrary. Then it is no wonder that they find the presentation of logical arguments against
Lidditism™ to be insulting, so they cover their eyes with a kill-file to avoid viewing "heathen" beliefs. The announcement of the
kill-filing serves to bond them to their fellow Liddite™ believers, while excluding the "heathens" from the clique.

Maybe the people that are kill filing you are doing so because of your method
of making your point and not because of your point.

BTW, given the definition of luddite, your liddite thing probably better describes
someone who refers to bicycle helmets as foam hats.

At any rate, do you really expect people with different opinions to continue
conversations with you after insulting and deriding them?


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